James Willebrant graduated from The National Art School in 1972, being awarded the National Art School Painting Prize in 1970 and 1972 respectively.While at The National Art School Willebrant had already established his unique vision and as his work continued to evolve, was encouraged in 1973, by fellow artist and mentor, Charles Blackman to mount his first exhibition at The Philip Bacon Galleries in Brisbane
His style has been variously labelled, Surreal, Naive, Pop-Art,and even Existential... but no label can really encompass or describe the subtleties of this artists’ unique work. He paints the Australian landscape and captures it’s amazing light. He celebrates nostalgic Australian popular culture..... He paints the human form in this landscape and as we look at his “everyman-everywoman” figures, caught in a particular moment of ‘being’, we are brought back to some personal emotion, experience or memory..... Such a response needs no label or critical thesis... It just is.. the essence of Good Art. It provokes, it stimulates, it celebrates. It defines something about our essence which is beyond words.
Showing at Katoomba Fine Art
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